How Marie Curie's Talkabout campaign is tackling taboo around death and dying
Early and open conversations with patients and their families can make a huge difference to the end of life experience, says Marie Curie's Julie Pearce
Many people feel uncomfortable talking about dying, death and bereavement, and few plan for the end of life.
Despite death being the one certainty in life, many of us, even those supporting the dying and bereaved, shy away from the topic.
Sometimes we are able to have these conversations at work with patients and carers, but not in our personal lives with our own families.
Avoiding talk about dying or death is a common reaction
Talking about dying or death can bring up many uncomfortable thoughts and feelings, so wanting to avoid it is a common reaction. Yet planning for that...
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